Lionel Messi unhappy as Paris Saint-Germain rejected his latest request
Lionel Messi, the key player for PSG, is dissatisfied with Nasser Al-decision Khelaifi’s to forgo signing Jordi Alba, a star player for Barcelona, this summer.
With manager Xavi using the Spain international little this year, Barcelona was reportedly keen to trade him.
Alejandro Balde, a 19-year-old, is preferred by Xavi Hernandez over the seasoned left-back.
As his future at the club is uncertain, Alba has only started once in three games in La Liga thus far.
And Messi asked the Parisians to sign the Spaniard despite being aware of the Catalan team’s efforts to offload the player.
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Al-Khelaifi believes that Alba’s performance levels over the past several years have not been particularly outstanding even though the left-back is getting closer to retirement, according to a separate report from El Nacional.
Messi had a challenging first year in Paris, but he now appears to have adjusted to life there completely.
The Argentine international is also linked with a move back to Barcelona next summer. He has only one year left on his current contract with PSG.
Lionel Messi is expected to make a decision on his future before or after the World Cup tournament.